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What is Considered a Hybrid?

Power systems for aerial work platforms continue to evolve, just like the machines they drive. It wasn’t long ago that engine choices were simply, “give me a diesel engine for outdoor applications and battery powered for working indoors.” Adapting to changing markets, machine applications and contractor needs, engine options and designs have evolved significantly over…

How our Manufacturing Practices Influence your rROIC

Our goal at Genie is to produce industry-leading aerial lift equipment designed and built to maximize machine uptime and provide the highest rental return on invested capital (rROIC) to our customers. We define quality by our equipment’s uptime in the field. Our standards for quality are set with a firm foundation in our proven manufacturing…

Making Sense of Telehandler Attachments

Attachments are what make telehandlers the versatile tool carriers that contractors love. While they are typically on jobsites outfitted with a standard carriage or forks, there is a variety of standard attachment options to choose from. There are also several specialty attachments that will further enhance an operator’s productivity.   Here’s a brief overview of…

Genie Hybrid Technology | Ask Me Anything May 22nd – 26th

A huge thank you to everyone that participated in this Genie Hybrid Technology | Ask Me Anything with the Genie Team! Stay tuned to Genie Aerial Pros and our social media channels for the next Ask Me Anything Session. _________________________________________________________________ Welcome to Ask Me Anything with the Genie Team on Genie Hybrid Technology.  Watch the…

Selecting the Right Size Telehandler for the Job

The telehandler’s ability to lift, move and place a range of materials and tools make it an indispensable machine for elevating efficiency and productivity on the job.   Like any piece of construction equipment, telehandlers come in a lot of different sizes and with several unique options. Before you rent or purchase a telehandler, make…

Language and Terminology Changes in the Pending ANSI A92 and CSA B354 Standards Updates

ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards are about to get a facelift. Pending standards changes, which are estimated to go into effect in late 2017, are written to be more in line with the ISO model so standards will be in global alignment for trade and exporting. When considering the standards changes, key industry stakeholders…

How Industry Regulations and Standards Work

With the pending changes to ANSI 92* and CSA B354 standards, there is a need for education in the aerial market about the implications of the new standards, as well as how they will work with current industry regulations. For four decades, the current ANSI standards have provided requirements for safe, reliable access to work…

IC vs. Hybrid-Powered Booms: Which One is Right for the Application?

Rental yards stocking their aerial equipment fleets know that boom lifts give customers exceptional lifting versatility with a combination of up, out and over positioning capabilities and extensive outreach. And engineered with high ground clearance, 2- or 4-wheel drive options and rough-terrain features, these booms are built for easy travel over irregular ground, matching customer’s…

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Start Preparing Now for the New Aerial Standards Coming in 2017

  With Tier 4 emissions standards compliance underway, we now need to turn our attention to the next “big thing” to impact the aerial rental market — pending changes to the ANSI A92/CSA B354 standards series* (which cover all North American aerials). These new standards will go into effect soon, and our industry as a…

Direct AC Drive Puts You in Control

Ever wonder why some electric booms perform differently as compared to hydraulically driven diesel units? The short answer is the limitations of DC drive systems. Conventional DC motors with brushes offer limited speed range, forcing low gear ratios and high motor torques. They are also slow to reverse torque, since the field of polarity has…

Big Changes Coming to ANSI A92 Standards

Tier 4 final emissions standards have already driven large disruptions in aerial rental, but pending changes to the ANSI A92/CSA B354 standards series* (which covers all North American aerials), be on the lookout for these standards to have an even greater impact in the years to come. The new standards are based on an ISO…

Compact Telehandler Rental Essentials

Base questions to ask customer to match the right machine to the need Compact telehandlers are ideal tools to have on jobsites because they offer operators the ability to maneuver and place loads over construction obstacles with precision and ease. Telehandlers also allow contractors to do more jobs with only one machine, so they offer…

Envelope Control for Aerial Work Platforms

Envelope-controlled aerial work platforms are growing in popularity in the rental market because they have enabled the equipment to achieve greater heights. If you’re new to envelope-controlled machines, there are a few basic things you need to understand. What is Envelope Control? Envelope control systems are developed with a calibration process to assure the machine’s…

“Building the Future” – Genie Pioneers 50 Years of Innovations

Written by Brad Allen, Vice President – Engineering, Product Management & Marketing Marking half a century of serving aerial markets around the world, Genie is celebrating our five-decade legacy of “Building the Future” through industry leadership and innovation this year. Since 1966, Genie has been working to develop products that solve your worksite challenges —…

Product Walk Around: Z™-60/37 DC & FE

Choose from either an all electric boom the Z™-60/37DC or a fuel electric hybrid the Z™-60/37FE. Both machines are ideal for outdoor and indoor applications, such as construction sites, sports arenas, malls, manufacturing facilities, and even challenging pedestrian areas with the demand for low noise and clean performance.  Genie articulating Z™ booms provide lifting versatility…

OSHA Issues “Working Safely with Scissor Lifts” Alert

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released an updated hazard alert that highlights specific hazards present in workplaces where scissor lifts are used, and defines specific controls employers must implement to prevent incidents. Below are excerpts from this important OSHA alert; the entire alert can be downloaded via this link: Working Safely…

Genie® Booms Offer Wide Applications, High Efficiency at Qingdao Beihai Shipyard

If you trace the origins of aerials in the China market, you will find shipbuilding and Genie® booms at the core. One of the earliest companies to realize the advantages of working at height safely was Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co., Ltd (BSIC) based in the Qingdao, Shandong Province. Over the years, BSIC has purchased over 100 Genie® telescopic booms…

It’s all About Access for California Steel Contractor

There’s little denying the value boom lifts bring to the jobsite: improvements in efficiency, safety, and productivity are inherent benefits the technology affords its users. Occasionally, however, a situation arises when even the traditional straight boom simply won’t do and companies have to seek out a specialty tool to keep things happening onsite. For steel contractor CW Services, that situation was an…

Product Walk Around: Genie Z™-33/18 Articulating Boom

Whether you need to drive through standard doorways, around obstacles or to access overhead work from aisles, it’s all possible with the compact Genie Z-33/18 electric boom lift. With a tight turning radius, a turntable rotation, and Fast Mast™ boom function, this light-weight boom is well-suited to tasks on sensitive floors such as airports, shopping centers and theaters.

What is the difference between an articulating boom and a telescopic boom?

Aerial lift equipment is used in a wide range of industries on jobsites and in facilities around the world. Boom lifts, in particular, are an ideal choice for applications where you need to lift workers, tools and materials extended heights to get the job done. Two different types of boom lifts dominate the market today:…

Genie™ SX-180 Boom is Capital Idea for Contractor Erecting Ferris Wheel

Cianbro Construction prides itself on handling projects that are a bit out of the ordinary. In the past, the company has done everything from construction of floating offshore wind turbines, to installation of 230 miles of electrical transmission lines, to the replacement of thrusters on a massive oil drilling ship. So it should come as no surprise that, when the search…

Wind Power is Booming in Michigan

For Tim Matthews, it would seem that “good enough” is never good enough. The site supervisor (maintenance group) for Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems is continually looking for ways to increase efficiency in his turbine maintenance and repair operation. On a recent project to retrofit 50 Upper Michigan towers with lightning-deterrent tips, Vestas crews utilized four new self-propelled Genie® SX-180…